Social Problems

Social Problems : A Brief Introduction

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For courses in Social Problems. This text's logical organization - essential concepts, troubled institutions, inequality, deviance, and global problems - in a concise, paperback format, helps students gain a coherent understanding of social problems. There are strongly worded debates in each chapter on controversial topics that make the text more interesting and encourage critical thinking. "Personal Perspectives" boxes give first person accounts of experiences such as single motherhood and "Signs of Hope" boxes show progress and solutions to more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130283002
  • 9780130283009

Table of contents

1. Sociology and Social Problems. I. TROUBLED INSTITUTIONS. 2. Problems of the Political Economy. 3. Problems of the Family. 4. Problems of Education. 5. Health and Health Care. II. THE PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY. 6. The Poor. 7. The Ethnic Minorities. 8. Gender and Sexual Orientation. III. CONFORMITY AND DEVIANCE. 9. Drug Use. 10. Crime and Violence. IV. PROBLEMS OF A CHANGING WORLD. 11. The Global Divide: Inequality, Warfare and Terrorism. 12. Environment and Population. Glossary. more

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